First Decision School in Guandu District, Kunming (Yunxiu Shuyuan Campus) was established in 2009. It is an important investment promotion project in the city’s efforts to develop international education in Yunnan province. Located in the beautiful Yunxiu Shuyuan area in Guandu Old Town of Kunming city, it covers an area of over 70 mu (11.54 acres) with 12,380 square meters of gross floor area. As the most prestigious private school in Yunnan province, it has a capacity to accommodate 45 classes and provides education from Grade 1 to Grade 12.
First Decision School promotes the integration of fundamental education, personality education, cross-cultural education and traditional Chinese education. This education is practiced in all parts of the students’ lives, in academic learning, art, aesthetic appreciation, physical exercise and psychological training. In small classes, the teacher is able to attend to the development of each individual and create lessons of great fun and high efficiency, rather than pressuring the students in the conventional form of heavy but ineffective workload. In the past years, we have successfully put into practice the philosophy of happy education and proved that the students are able to learn better in an environment of pleasant atmosphere. The average grade of each grade in the universal examinations of this district is about 10 point higher than the average level.
Currently we operate Elementary Education Department (19 classes) and Middle School Education Department (1 class). Each class is equipped with SmartBoard and other quality teaching and learning facilities. We provide professional campus facilities including Chinese and English Library, special-purpose rooms for computer, science, art, music, dance, calligraphy and performing art lessons, stadium, plastic and rubber sports field, tennis court, basketball court, soccer field and athletic tracks, creating conducive conditions for the children’s development.
The Elementary Education Department focuses on the curriculum and academic objectives prescribed in China’s National Education Outline and provides half courses in Chinese and another half in English (using primary school textbooks introduced from the United States). We provide another dozen special programs effectively integrated and combined with the routine study programs. A wide range of interest development activities, festival celebrations, competitions, talents shows and English summer camps are made available to the students to facilitate their studies and communications in a pleasant way.
The Middle School Education Department focuses on the curriculum and academic objectives prescribed in China’s National Education Outline and provides professional TOEFL and western culture programs in addition. Our students will achieve the objectives set for the middle school students in China, and at the same time they will have access to English proficiency training that leads to wider choices for their future academic progress. Besides regular classrooms equipped with smart boards, we provide special-purpose classrooms for physics, chemistry, biology and computer science. An outstanding team of teachers well-experienced in the art of teaching and open-minded for advanced teaching theories is put together to create a motivating atmosphere for our students to learn in an enthralling atmosphere and achieve spectacular progress.